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This is a Russian SU76 self-propelled artillery gun track wheel of the 1st Guards Army with no real damage to the centre but the rubber tyre has some damage some chunks missing looks like it was ripped of the tank in an explosion but is still completely recognisable and still its nice round shape. The wheel centre is rusty also has what looks like impact holes from when the tank was hit the centre is very solid and has no rust holes but has some heavy rust in places but is not falling apart or braking up at all the same for the rubber tyre also very solid and retains its black colour this is a very heavy and large lump of tank that has been very well cleaned up and is perfect for display or any collection. The wheel was recovered from the site of a destroyed SU76 gun at Carzig the area defended by Panzer Division Kurmark which is south of the Seelow Heights on the April 1945 opening battle for Berlin. A very nice relic from this famous battlefield in the last weeks of the war which comes with a laminated A5 information card with pictures.
The 1st Guards Army was part of the Soviet Southwestern Front, it took part in the soviet victorious pushing into Germany in 1943 to 1945. Also, in 1943, the 1st Guards Army was the first unit of the soviet army to operate the new T34/85 tank. In August 1945, the 1st Guards Army became the headquarters of the Kiev Military District.
The SU-76 was a Soviet self-propelled gun with a 76mm main gun used during and after World War II. The SU-76 was based on a lengthened and widened version of the T-70 light tank chassis it entered service in 1943 and was produced until 1945 and 14,292 were made.